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Be the Solution’s Tally Top Pet

Tallahassee Magazine is thrilled to be partnering once again with Be the Solution and North Florida Animal Hospital to bring you the 2021 Tally Top Pet contest. Still the fundraiser you know and love, this campaign encourages our community to donate to Be the Solution and their mission to provide spay and neuter services to our community.


Final Rankings Revealed!

Tallahassee and the surrounding area are known for many things. One of those things is that it is a wonderful community of pet enthusiasts, people who share a passion and love for pets and animals that extends beyond the typical pet-owner relationship and creates a close-knit family bond. Our pets are our family.

That is the exuberance that led to this year’s Tally Top Pet initiative raising $10,673 in proceeds for Be The Solution! In a year rife with challenge and uncertainty, it was amazing to see the community come together to support the Tally Top Pet contest and rally behind the mission to provide free spay and neuter services throughout the community. We can’t thank you all enough!

Nominations began Sept. 1 and continued until Sept. 20. Bracket voting will begin Dec. 16 and feature the top 16 pets facing off in a March Madness-style, round-by-round competition in which the best pet will win as voted by the community. The winner will grace the cover of the 2021 May/June issue of Tallahassee Magazine, to go along with bragging rights as the top pet of the year! From then on, the round of eight will begin Jan. 1, 2021, the round of four will begin Feb. 22, and the matchup to decide the top pet will begin March 3.

While we get set for bracket voting, we want to let everyone know that now and throughout the remainder of the contest, you can still donate to Be The Solution through this year’s Tally Top Pet program. Simply scroll down and click on the button that says “Donate to Be The Solution.” Help us reach our goal of $15,000!

Below is the final ranked list of all of the entries for this year’s contest. If you submitted your pet or contributed donations towards another pet’s nomination, you can see what their final rank is here. Again, thank you so much for taking the time to be a part of this year’s Tally Top Pet initiative, and we will see you when bracket voting starts Dec. 16!

01. Pearl

02. Blair

03. Ravioli

04. Micah

05. Andy

06. Jax

07. Gabriel

08. Apollo

09. Pidge

10. Alice

11. Nala

12. Harper

13. Rodney

14. Tank of Love

15. Ramsey

16. Kenzlie Marie Fowler

17. Rudy Lu Wigglebottom
(street name: Silky Smooth)

18. Ty

19. Spot

20. Stumpy

21. Polly

22. Ruby

23. Trigger

24. Oscar

25. Yoda Keating

26. Kokoye (Co-Co-Yay)

27. Dick

28. Kona

29. Dory

30. Oliver

31. Morgan

32. Cinnamon

33. Thelma and Louis

34. Louis AT&T Orr

35. Ruthie

36. Rocky

37. Elsa Meckelberg

38. Koda

39. Garnet and Gold Nugget

40. Luna

41. Cleopatra

42. Dakota

43. Sonny

44. Scout

45. Xena

46. Bleue

47. Yep

48. Forest

49. “Peach” Melba

50. Bella & Buttercup

51. Bear

52. Dark Chocolate

53. Gracie

54. Melody

55. Tucker

56. Gatsby Fitzgerald Baker

And finally, although the staff of Tallahassee Magazine cannot participate in Tally Top Pet, we wanted to give a special shout-out to our family pet, Mickey!

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Learn More About the Causes Behind the Contest

Be the Solution is dedicated to preventing the cycle of suffering for unwanted pets living in shelters and on the street. Be The Solution works passionately to end pet overpopulation and euthanasia in our community by promoting and facilitating affordable spay and neuter surgeries.

North Florida Animal Hospital is committed to quality care that is consistent among the doctors, specialists and other dedicated employees so they may enhance the overall quality of your pet’s life. They look forward to many years of providing you and your pets the best veterinary care.